Blackpool Pleasure Beach records small loss

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach recorded a loss of £2,000 after tax for the year ending 22 March 2016, accounts show.

The Lancashire amusement park returned to the red following the £212,000 post-tax profit recorded during the preceding 12-month period, which was the first profit recorded for several years.

However, the wider company which includes the Thompson family’s wider interests in the park’s hotel and financial services, recorded £517,000 profit after tax.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach (Holdings) Limited’s post-tax profits were £826,000 in the preceding 12-month period.

Annual accounts show that Pleasure Beach’s attendances fell by 5% during the reporting period, which the company attributed to an earlier Easter holiday, poor weather and ride accidents in the wider UK ride industry.

8 comments

  1. Andrew says:

    I don’t know how….?? Because I have been there twice and each time it was just the best experience in a theme park I’ve had, and pisses over A towers and other parks that I’ve been to…. they actually care about you as a customer….!! It’s shocking how different things run… and it sometimes takes a little loss to make a little more in the future..!! Because it’s not minded the next time you go back and the prices have gone up a little.. instead of being absolutely robbed…!! Shame on the costs of towers absolutely shocking but even worse after all the bad press and drama…. what do they do..?? Still rob you and I hope people stop going to A towers.

  2. Cheryl Hoskison says:

    I think they should go back too pay at the rides get on not these wrist band or just pay for the people who want to go on these wrist band and the adults who are with them go free if they aren’t going on any rides.

  3. Andy says:

    Yes the walk around charge as did think when introduced would turn around and bit them back soon or later . A small charge yes but not greed .

  4. Julie Race says:

    Not the fact you got to pay to get in then my mum and dad used to spend a fortune in there but won’t now go in because you’ve got to pay

  5. James sharpe says:

    I think if you stop charging £10 to just walking round you’d have more family’s paying for there kids to have a good time rather than paying £10 or £20 if two mom and dad to do so

    • Andy says:

      Yes very much agreed

    • Jamie says:

      It’s £6 to walk round, which is a much better deal than that offered at other major parks in the country, which don’t offer a reduced rate for non-riders.